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199.206 The Fauna of New Zealand (15 credits)

An analysis of the fauna of New Zealand, covering unique and significant elements of the current fauna, and where appropriate, their relationships to past faunas or those elsewhere. Major lifestyle themes, life history adaptations, and habitat characteristics are explored. Practicals include compulsory field work.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester One full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Prof Murray Potter
  • Subject: Zoology
  • College: College of Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): 199.101
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 100 level.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 24 February, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 28 June, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 6 March, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Fees


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $862.50 *
  • International Students NZD $4,097.50 *

Component fees

  • Domestic component fees NZD $19.70 *
  • International component fees NZD $19.70 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Describe the characteristics of New Zealand's faunal biodiversity.
  2. Recall and interpret the history of faunal change in New Zealand including both natural and human-induced impacts.
  3. Articulate the range of threats to New Zealand's fauna.
  4. Describe strategies to conserve and recover threatened species.
  5. Design and interpret surveys that quantify animal abundance in a variety of habitat types.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Written Assignment 1 10.0%
2 Test 1,2 25.0%
3 Test 1,3,4,5 5.0%
4 Practical/Placement 1,2,5 10.0%
5 Exam (centrally scheduled) 1,2,3,4,5 50.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

To be eligible to pass the course all assignments and tests must be submitted. Attendance is compulsory for the NZ Bird test, field trip and exam.

Textbooks

It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

Recommended
  • FLIGHT OF THE HUIA: ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF NEW ZEALAND'S FROGS, REPTILES, BIRDS AND MAMMALS
    Author: Kerry-Jane Wilson
    ISBN: 0908812523
    Edition: 2004
    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

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Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should take 3 hour(s) of Lecture(s) per week and Field Trip(s) as required.

Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to the way courses are taught. During Semester 2, 2020 students will have a blended learning experience, with increased online learning opportunities, alongside some face-to-face teaching for internal students.

Class timetables for our courses may also change. An updated class timetable will be available on 1 July 2020.
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Field trip (All students)
Saturday 09:30 - 19:30
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

Laboratory (All students)
Friday 15:00 - 17:00

Lecture (All students)
Monday 10:00 - 11:00
Thursday 08:00 - 09:00
Friday 08:00 - 09:00

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